I am Astrit Ismaili (1991), a performance artist from Pristina, Kosovo, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. My work proposes bodies that consist of both imaginary and material realities, using alter egos, body extensions and wearable musical instruments to embody different possibilities for becoming. The act of singing is used to explore the role of voice in pop culture and identity politics. Witnessing the Kosovo war, being a child pop star and identifying as a queer person are experiences that influence my practice. I graduated from the MA Performance at DasArts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I have received grants such as the Mondriaan Fund Project Investment Grant 2019 and the Young Visual Artists Awards 2011 and was a resident at ISCP in New York. My work has been shown at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. I co-organised the performance project Prishtine Mon Amour and co-curated a number of Lost & Found events in Amsterdam.